Took my buddy Coach Tanner up to Grand Mesa fairly recently and we went to Island Lake...Island lake is the largest lake on the Mesa and arguably the most known about as well. It's also that time of year up there where lots of slush on the ice is common, always fun managing that😃
Lots of different trout species in this fishery, with white sucker too. We showed up for first light and found some pretty finicky fish. By 7:30-800 the bite really picked up and we landed a big handful of brook trout and rainbow trout. Even then the trout were being sort of picky. Switching between live bait and soft plastics did the trick though! Once the sun hit the ice, the bite died off really hard and marks became less and less. We still got a few more by tossing on the swedish pimple but nothing like the morning!
Grand Mesa is so beautiful during sunrise/sunset. Got some really nice drone shots of the area once the sun was creeping up!
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